DATE/TIME: 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023

INCIDENT LOCATION: Vermont Route 100B and U.S. Route 2, Middlesex, VT

INCIDENT: Missing person / recovery operation

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The Vermont State Police Underwater Recovery Team located the body of the missing woman at about 2 p.m. Thursday in the Winooski River in Middlesex.

The victim is identified as Anne Dillon, 64, of Waitsfield. Her body will be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

There is currently no indication that the death is suspicious.

***Initial news release, 11:10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023***


The Vermont State Police is investigating following reports of a missing woman in Middlesex and the discovery of evidence indicating she jumped into the Winooski River.

Police received a call at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, and were asked to perform a welfare check on the woman, a 64-year-old Waitsfield resident. Her car was located at about 5:30 p.m. near the Vermont Route 100B bridge over the Winooski River near the intersection with U.S. Route 2 in Middlesex. Responding troopers located evidence indicating she was in the river, but search efforts until dark did not result in locating the missing woman.

Crews returned to the scene first thing Thursday morning to resume the search, which is being treated as a recovery operation at this time. VSP units on scene include the Underwater Recovery Team with divers in the water, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division and Victim Services Unit. Members of the public should expect to see a large police presence in the area.

The name of the missing woman will be released following notification of relatives. The Vermont State Police will provide updates on this case as the investigation proceeds.